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digital transformation, OPEX

Providing solutions and services to ensure successful NHS digitalisation during COVID-19

Craig Hartley, UK Business Development Manager for OPEX Business Machines GmbH explains how their solutions are helping both the NHS and the wider Public Sector achieve digital transformation.
progressive state leadership, international development

Progressive State Leadership: A Vision for the New FCDO

Here, Richard Beardsworth continues his series on the nature of progressive state leadership, asking how the present merger of British diplomacy and development could promote progressive global leadership in a post-Brexit UK.
fight against fat

Obesity focus: A look at Johnson’s fight against fat

Tam Fry FRSA, Chairman of the National Obesity Forum, discusses the beginnings of Boris Johnson's fight against fat.
japan trade deal, brexit

What you need to know about the UK-Japan trade deal

On 11 September, the UK and Japan announced a successful free trade deal: What does this mean for Brexit?
fisheries bill

Stripped Fisheries Bill amendment threatens sustainable fishing

The UK government has stripped an amendment from the Fisheries Bill, turning their back on making sustainability the prime objective of the bill.
health and social care, visa

U-turn for health and social care: From clapping to clamping down on border control

Alex Christen, Immigration lawyer at Capital Law, investigates the future employment regulations of overseas workers in health and social care.
COVID-19 vaccine, innovation

Cambridge COVID-19 vaccine gets £1.9 million to start trials

The University of Cambridge are developing a COVID-19 vaccine, which is expected to start clinical trials in Autumn 2020.
do not resuscitate, elderly

Care homes told to label residents as Do Not Resuscitate

A recent report found that care homes were given blanket orders to label their elderly residents as Do Not Resuscitate, without asking family.
COVID-19 documentation, AHRC

£1 million for COVID-19 documentation project in Manchester

The University of Manchester recently won a grant of nearly £1 million, to support their ongoing COVID-19 documentation projection.
black students, british schools

Black Students Matter: Can British schools learn anti-racism? 

Halima Jibril, History student and Founding Editor of Ashamed Magazine, discusses Black children in the British school system and calls for education outside of traditional schooling.
tech disasters

How can the Government avoid yet more tech disasters?

Ritam Gandhi, Founder and Director, Studio Graphene, explains why the Government needs a startup mentality to avoid financing more tech disasters.

Matt Hancock announces end of Public Health England

Yesterday Matt Hancock announced the end of Public Health England (PHE), which will be absorbed into a new organisation.
heart of policy-making, institute for community studies

Putting communities at the heart of policy-making

Emily Morrison, Head of the Institute for Community Studies, explains that the heart of policy-making should be the communities involved.
tech in local government, COVID-19

Through COVID and beyond: Using tech in local government

Matt Prosser and David Rees talk about how using tech in local government could be a lasting post-COVID improvement.
fourth industrial revolution, government

How can the Government respond to the fourth industrial revolution?

Mark Brett, public services expert at PA Consulting, explains how the Government could use the fourth industrial revolution to make sure no-one is left behind.
public sector procurement

Social value in public sector procurement

Mark Gair, MD of CDS and Fergus Bailie, CEO of the Bailie Group provide their opinion about the role of social value in public sector procurement.
Uk recession, UK economy

Covid-19: UK falls into recession for the first time in 11 years

The COVID-19 outbreak caused the UK to enter the deepest recession since records began, with GDP falling a staggering 20.4%.
voting decision, cambridge analytica

How can one innocent click change your voting decision?

For those watching voting decisions, a combination of psychology and technology is changing political rivalry from agenda-based to influence-based.
Examination results, England, Scotland

Downgraded exam results in Scotland cause anger

Exam results released in Scotland create waves of anger after a mass downgrading of teacher-assessed grades, likely to be similar for England in late August.
UK test and trace, second wave

UK test and trace system not ready for schools to reopen

Researchers say the UK test and trace system needs to improve in four weeks, to prevent a two-times larger COVID second wave.

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